There are about 350 species in the genus Thymus, all of which are found in the temperate regions Eurasian with a concentration around the Mediterranean. Most are small sub-shrubs to groundcovers and used quite often in cooking.
Name Derivation: From the Greek word thymos (name used in ancient Greece for a species of Thymus or Satureja).
Common Name: Thyme
Thymus is in the family Lamiaceae.